SWAYAM portal by Government of India offering online courses
In the endeavor of making Digital India, Government of India is also putting its efforts to digitalize the higher education and taking lots of initiative. One such initiative is being taken in the form of SWAYAM programme designed to achieve the three cardinal principles of Education Policy viz., access, equity, and quality. The objective of this initiative is to take the best teaching-learning resources to all, especially those untouched by the digital revolution and have not been able to join the mainstream of the knowledge economy.
SWAYAM portal is an indigenous developed IT platform hosting all the courses, taught in classrooms from 9th class till post-graduation. The platform can be accessed by anyone, anywhere at any time free of cost to the residents in India. The course offered by the platform prepared by the best teachers in the country and are quite interactive. The government of Indian has taken special care and chosen more than 1,000 faculty and teachers from across the country, who have contributed in preparing the courses.
The lectures are being delivered in 4 mode - (1) video lecture, (2) specially prepared reading material that can be downloaded/printed (3) self-assessment tests through tests and quizzes and (4) an online discussion forum for clearing the doubts.
Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has taken all the steps to enrich the learning experience by using audio-video and multi-media and state of the art technology.
The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has appointed nine National Coordinators to ensure the best quality course content is developed and delivered to the students. These nine coordinators are AICTE for self-paced courses, NPTEL for engineering, UGC for post-graduation education, CEC for undergraduate education, NCERT & NIOS for school education, IGNOU for out of the school students and, IIMB for management studies.
Interested candidates can download SWAYAM applications from popular app stores.
Click here to go to SWAYAM website.